(Update: As of 1:23 PM, the LIRR has suspended all train service to and from LB. Reportedly, the yard is underwater.)
Up early this morning, I was blown away by this morning’s storm. The thunder and lightning were impressive, and the rain was unbelievable.
Much of the area I was in around National Blvd was completely inandated with water between ankle and knee high. Closer to Park, the water was knee- to thigh-deep in spots (at 6AM).
Water could easily be seen against, and rushing into local business on Park, with Life’s a Bagel having sand-bagged their doorway.
Apologies for the poor quality photo up top, but what was once a road, is now a river. You can vaguely make out the outline of the sidewalk and see the parking spots in the middle. The view here is from Park/National looking north.
The below photo shows water rushing into the lobby of the Chamber of Commerce.
Feel free to send in some photos of the flooding around town. Here are the numbers for emergency services and some emergency flooding repair services.
Restoration VIP Water Damage Restoration Company — (562) 394-1422
Carpet Cleaning of Long Beach — (888) 488-7847
PuroClean Restoration Services — (516) 629-7100
City Hall — (516) 431-1000
Long Beach PD — (516) 431-1800
Long Beach FD — (516) 889-7800
And there’s a lot more red coming: